condomiums: Oh What A Beautiful Morning... Oh What A Beautiful Day... I've Got A Wonderful Feelin... Everything's Goin My Way!!! - 05/14/11 07:03 AM
Wouldn't it be great if all of us would feel like the verse in the song, Oh What A Beautiful Morning?  The feeling that we would have would lift our spirits and allow us to soar each and every day.  The confidence that we would emit would be catching to all of those around us. 
If you don't believe this, just take a look around you and notice that when you are in the presence of a happy person, you too become happier.  It may not boost you to heights of euphoric proportions, but you will none-the-less, be a happier and … (5 comments)

condomiums: Anticipation... Hope... Frustration... Disappointment. - 03/28/09 02:04 AM
Emotions are like the wind, they change regularly and with that change comes attitudes that can sometimes affect the decisions that we make every day.  Whether good or bad, our actions and decisions are usually the direct result of the mood that we may be in at any given time.
Have you ever worked with a client who, for whatever the reason, had mood changes that were so baffling that you didn't know how to react?  One minute they are happy and filled with anticipation on finding the perfect property only to have that happiness and hope turn into despair and frustration? 
I … (3 comments)

condomiums: Does Life Get In The Way Of Your Plans??? - 03/26/09 02:32 AM
The title of this blog is from an award winning song by John Lennon.   When you come right down to it, truer words could never be spoken.  Life does in fact get in the way of our plans.
Today is a day like any other.  I am sure that many of you got out of bed and began your day like every other day in your life.  Bathroom stop, think about the days activities, say good morning to family, or in the case of a single person, your pet, or if alone, just meditate on the days coming events.   In my … (8 comments)

condomiums: Hang On To Your Hats... - 03/25/09 01:15 AM
I am amazed at the amount of client inquiries that are surfacing of late.  The phone doesn't stop ringing and the amount of interested buyers are coming out of the woodwork.  I for one am extremely happy about the turn of events from a year ago. 
It seems that there are a number of reasons for this increase in buyer activity.  I, in my opinion, think the reason cannot be attributed to just one event, but rather to a combination of events.   Stimulus???  Perhaps.  Low interest rates???  Perhaps.  Lower prices on all existing inventory???  Maybe.  How about buyer and investor confidence?  … (8 comments)

condomiums: The Media and Panic - 03/08/09 03:12 AM
 
As I sit here watching "Meet The Press" this Sunday morning, I am amazed at some of the comments and verbiage that is being used in this economic crisis.  There are words such as:  Crash, Panic, Hysteria, Fear, Trepidation and many more that are causing to some degree, the current lack of confidence in our economic system. 
I have felt for many years now, our news media, as good and necessary as they are, have over the years Created the News rather than Reported the News.  And there is a difference. 
It reminds me of a story that goes something … (9 comments)

condomiums: The Jitters... Do you have them? - 03/06/09 12:33 AM
With the ever increasing trauma in the financial world, there are more and more individuals who are beginning to panic.  They are pulling their money our of the market with standing orders to sell all of their stocks.   At least this is what national headline news is saying.
It is true that there is more concern and panic in our economy than we have had in a long while.  Another announcement is that GM may be filing for bankruptcy.  Just heard it 5 minutes ago.
I have always been a very staunch supporter of the free economic system.  Supply and demand … (5 comments)

condomiums: Tax Credit... Not Tax Loan. - 03/05/09 12:56 AM
$8000.00 Federal tax credit.  If you only owe $2000.00 in taxes at the end of this (2008) and buy a home after Jan. of 2009, you will be eligible for the tax credit of $8000.00 in the form of a Government check , a reduction of the amount of income taxes that you owe, or a combination of the two.  Do we all really understand this?  I suggest that you get on the computer and do as much research on this topic that you can. 
Home prices are at a low point in our economic cycle of ups and downs.  Do … (7 comments)

condomiums: A good day... A bad day. - 03/03/09 10:52 PM
Did you ever have one of those days when everything went your way and whoever you talked to or interacted with was positive?  Didn't that make you feel great?  If you are like I am, you probably became happier and in turn treated everyone around you differently.  You were more enthusiastic, joyfull and probably filled with anticipation. 
Happiness is contagious.  It sinks into our very being and the result of this is the feeling you give others. 
Just think if everyone around us were happy most of the time.  Just think of how we would feel and how we would then make all of those … (4 comments)

condomiums: The Extra Mile - 03/03/09 12:13 AM
I have only been selling real estate for a little over six years now.  One might say that timing is everything and that my timing sucks.  LOL.  I got into a new career that has been on the decline ever since I entered this profession.  I never experienced any of the boom years that so many of you have had the pleasure of seeing and hope that before too long that I will see and enjoy the times that I know are ahead. 
I work with every client, prospect or inquiry as if they are going to buy their next home from me, … (31 comments)

condomiums: It's Saturday. Do you know where your customers are? - 02/28/09 06:11 AM
The weekend is upon us and here we are.  Spending that much needed time relaxing, watching TV, wasting away the hours until that dreaded day, Monday once again passes through our life.
Is this how you feel?  Do you wish the weekend would never end?  Then, my friend, you are in a career that needs to be changed. 
Everyone of us is hopeful that the economy will take a turn for the better sometime during 2009.  It may and then again, it may not.  What are you going to do in the meantime? 
In a prior career, I found that my … (3 comments)

condomiums: These Shoes are made for Walking. - 02/27/09 01:24 AM
Shoes...  how do yours look?  Are they new, old, stylish?  Tennis shoes, walking shoes, heels, flats, loafers or whatever?  Do they shine or are they dull, dirty, muddy, scuffed?
Now, I am the first to know that the economy is difficult today and that many of us do not have the money to purchase new items of clothing, such as shoes.  This is a given.  BUT, have you ever looked closely at people who you admire?  People who you may respect because of their success in the profession or occupation that they have chosen to be involved in?  Take a look … (11 comments)

condomiums: What is the Temperature in your town? - 02/24/09 11:04 PM
There are a number of situations that are causing quite a stir in the real estate profession of late.  There are also the same number of situations that are affecting the auto industry.  Now, we cannot afford to listen to what is being said about the slow down in sales, the lack of bank financing, the mood of the buyer, the persistence of our sellers wanting more for their home than it is worth.
No...  we need to do business as usual.  We need to understand that all markets are not affected the same.  Some of us have experienced the best … (3 comments)

condomiums: Condo's... what happened? - 02/24/09 12:37 AM
I live in the Mid-west and am located in Waukesha county.  Waukesha county has been blessed with numerous lakes and just as many golf courses.  It would make one think that the life-style would warrant one to consider a condominium home which would allow more free time for the recreation that is so prevalent in this area.
Why then, has the condo market seemed to have dried up?  More and more associations are becoming insolvent and many of the new condo projects are being turned back to the bank.  Now, the sales of these homes is subject to bank approval while prices … (4 comments)

 
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